1 x 2-hour lecture weekly 1 x 3-hour seminar per semester 1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 Admission into GDPBT-Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology 1a Admission into MNT-Master of Nanotechnology 1b Admission into MBA-Master of Business Administration 1c Admission into MBUST-Master of Business and Technology 1d Admission into MBTL-Master of Biotechnology Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of BTEC2002, BTEC9003, BTEC9660 has been successfully completed
This graduate entry topic is designed to provide appreciation of the impact of new developments in Bioscience technology upon the law, ethics, society and the environment. The topic will consider the national and international regulatory aspects and the ethical and social aspects of: control of genetically modified organisms; cloning and reproductive technologies; stem cell therapy; clinical trials; genetic testing and protection of the environment. Through case study analysis the topic will also explore what it means to be an ethical bioscience professional.
To provide students with an outline of the principal regulatory regimes that operate to regulate bioscience research in both nationally and internationally
To raise their awareness of the interface between bioscience and society
To allow them to understand the sources of diversity in ethical stand points, such as religion and culture and personal experience
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of the topic, students are expected to be able to:
Identify all the major national regulatory regimes relevant to bioscience research and commercialisation and how these contrast with those in other countries
Appreciate the role of bioscience in the community
Appreciate the factors that drive a diversity of ethical opinions
Adopt ethical reasoning to assume and defend a coherent position in relation to an ethical issue
Demonstrate enhancement of their group work and oral presentation skills
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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